Jul 11, 2017

Who is Responsible in Left-Hand Turn Cases in Tennessee?

By |Jul 11, 2017|Auto Accidents|0 Comments

The beginning rule of thumb in intersection accidents is that the person making the left-hand turn was at fault. Tennessee traffic laws require that the car making the left-hand turn wait for oncoming cars to proceed straight through the intersection before they start their turn. We know how frustrating this can be. If you […]

Jul 6, 2017

Rocky McElhaney Named President-Elect of the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association

By |Jul 6, 2017|News|0 Comments

All of us at the Rocky McElhaney Law Firm would like to offer a giant “Congratulations!” to Rocky, who has just been named the President-Elect for the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association! This is an incredible honor, and we know that Rocky will do an amazing job helping to lead an incredible organization. Next year, […]

Jun 29, 2017

Traumatic Brain Injuries at Tennessee Construction Sites

By |Jun 29, 2017|Brain Injuries|0 Comments

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) resulting from blows and bumps to the head are all too common occurrences at construction sites. These catastrophic injuries can cause permanent brain damage, loss of cognitive function, an inability to communicate, inability to use parts of the body, and lots of physical and emotional pain. Concussions are a common […]

Jun 27, 2017

Takata Files for Bankruptcy, Leaving More Devastation in Its Wake

By |Jun 27, 2017|Personal Injury|0 Comments

If you were one of the 180 injury victims, or loved one of the 14 people who died as a result of Takata’s exploding airbags, the chances are good that you were thrilled in February when you learned that Takata would pay $1 billion in compensation and fines – because finally, finally, the manufacturer […]

Jun 23, 2017

Traffic Crash Deaths Make Biggest Increase in Almost a Decade

By |Jun 23, 2017|Auto Accidents|0 Comments

When you combine all the factors such as lower gas prices, an increase in vehicle miles traveled and add to that the negligent habits of distracted driving and speeding you get one of the deadliest years in almost a decade for drivers in the U.S.

The National Safety Council (NSC) published a report that highlights […]

Jun 8, 2017

Tennessee Highway Patrol is Cracking Down on Distracted Driving

By |Jun 8, 2017|Distracted Driving|0 Comments

Texting while driving is against the law in Tennessee and it has been since 2009, yet Tennesseans along with other Americans on roads and highways throughout the United States do not seem to think that the law applies to them as drivers continue to read and respond to text messages, emails and surf the […]

Jun 6, 2017

Murfreesboro, Tennessee Truck Rolls into a Car During Severe Storm

By |Jun 6, 2017|Truck Accidents|0 Comments

There’s just about nothing more frightening that can happen while driving than a truck rolling over. In these tragic cases, the following consequences often result:

The driver of the truck will likely die, or incur serious injuries.
As the truck completes its roll, it can roll into oncoming cars or, because trucks are so […]

May 30, 2017

Trucks are Crashing into Buildings Causing Serious Injuries

By |May 30, 2017|Truck Accidents|0 Comments

You are most certainly aware of the danger that large, commercial trucks pose to the drivers of smaller, passenger vehicles on local roads and highways if they should become involved in a crash, but they can cause even more damage and injuries when they crash into buildings that have people inside of them.

Vehicles-into-building crashes […]

May 25, 2017

FMCSA Analysis of Critical Events Leading Up to Truck Crashes

By |May 25, 2017|Truck Accidents|0 Comments

In a collision between a large, commercial truck and a passenger vehicle, it is the occupants of the passenger vehicle that sustain the most injuries and are more likely to perish. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that about 5,000 occupants of passenger vehicles die in traffic crashes with large, commercial trucks […]

May 23, 2017

Cognitive Challenges for People Living with Traumatic Brain Injury

By |May 23, 2017|Brain Injuries|0 Comments

Cognition refers to the thinking process. Whether you are trying to decide whether to have chocolate or vanilla ice cream, or solving quadratic equations, each is a function of cognition. In a brain that has suffered a traumatic injury, cognition or the ability to think and know, act on what you think, remember what […]

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